Ascension Parish sheriff’s investigators are still looking for the owner of a white, extended-cab pickup seen driving away from the scene of a June 27 Darrow shooting that left a 19-year-old longshoreman dead.
Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reported in a news release Thursday one element of the investigation is focused on locating the pickup truck believed involved in the fatal shooting of Darin Keith Smylie at his Astroland subdivision residence, 39068 Venus Ave., Darrow.
The investigation points to the shooting taking place between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Bacala said. One neighbor reported seeing a small white pickup leaving Smylie’s driveway in that time frame, he said.
Bacala called on the public July 1 for help in finding the truck, but it still has not turned up.
“We’ve been chasing leads, but we’ve not zeroed in on anyone,” Bacala said. “But, we’d like to know who the white truck belongs to.”
Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said investigators were seeking information not only on the pickup, but on the identity of the driver and any passengers who may have been in the vehicle.
The wanted vehicle is described as a 1994 to 2004 Chevrolet S-10 or GMC Sonoma white, extended-cab truck, Bacala said.
A witness has told investigators the truck had dark-colored pinstripes down its sides and tinted rear and side windows.
Wiley said sheriff’s detectives were investigating other leads in the case, interviewing dozens of people.
The Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward of $1,500 for information leading to an arrest in the Smylie case.